One Down,

51 to go.

Weeks, that is.

(Hmmmm seems like this one didn’t publish last night haha tired much? 🤪)

We’re just over a week into 2022 and I am sadly heading back to work tomorrow 😭😭😭

I decided to join one of my favourite bloggers in a QAL this year! The CUT IT UP QAL! The only prerequisite is that you cut up and use some of your collection!

Head over to mollisparkles.com for details and to join in!!

I have decided to use some Amy Butler. I have been hoarding it for years and so far have cut from her “Love”; “Lark”; “Glow”; and “Cameo” collections!

I didn’t have a firm idea of how many I wanted to do. I meant to do a couple, but wasn’t thinking and cut every block needed from each fabric I pulled! 🤦‍♀️ So I ended up with 10 x 12” blocks!

I’m looking forward to seeing what Molli chooses for the next blocks!

I’m off to be now, like I said, back to work tomorrow and a 5.30am alarm beckon s 😭😴

Take care, Kate xo

From Chaos

… comes order. I hope!

Do you ever feel like there’s just too much chaos around you to create anything? Or get anything done? I feel like I have SO much “to do” that I don’t know where to begin!

Back to school happens in a couple of weeks and we have a heap of purchases to make and things to do between now and then … and back to work happens on Monday for the Hubster and I 😭😭

I have finished my first quilt top for 2022! Here is a pic :

My 12yo helper says “Ready! I’m smiling!” 🤣😂 He tickles my funny bone!

I have also begun a list of UFOs. I am determined to get some finished this year! I feel if I get some special containers and set out exactly what I have to do I will get it done … does anyone else lie to themselves like this too? I kinda need to have a bit of a destash. Anyone have any tips? lol

Oh well, I’m off to make a start on my “to do” list! And by that I mean – I’m off to tackle Mt Foldmore! 😆 Does the washing, folding, ironing, cooking, cleaning ever end?!?

Take care!

Kate xo

Treadmill

This year I am going to use what ever title comes to mind first, when I am shaping a post in my head. I was thinking of writing a post condensing what I had created last year. Yes, one post will do it. I don’t feel like I achieved much in 2021 besides keeping my head – and my family’s heads – above water. So one post will definitely do it! We were effectively on a treadmill.

I was even going to mention a long weekend away, but realised even that happened the year before! 15 months ago in fact. I guess no one is travelling tho, hey.

So I’ll just leave a couple of photos for now and be done with the last year or two for today ☺️

We stayed by the beach 💙
Visited an old castle! Paronella Park
Huge trees! I don’t remember what they are, it was 15mths ago after all haha
We saw a million road signs cautioning drivers that these guys were everywhere and only saw one Cassowary!! On our very last day – driving home if you can believe that! 😆😆

OK. That’s all I have today. I’m off to disconnect 😉 Kate xo

Word of the Year ~ 2022

This year my Word of the Year is a bit of a conundrum! (Conundrum isn’t my word tho 😉)

My word is:

The conundrum part is … I want to connect more to people that are important to me … Achieve more in my sewing, work, family, and “solo” aspects of life; and learn more. But I feel to do that I need to disconnect. Ya get me?

I really need to disconnect from gadgets, socials, and – when I’m not there – work. On the flip side, since I’d also like to connect to people I love more and also sew/create more, I kinda need to not disconnect totally. lol. See?! A conundrum!

Well. We’ll see how I go.

What’s your Word of the Year?

Happy New Year Friends!

Hi Friends!

Happy New Year! Did you see the new year in? We went to the early fireworks with the kids and realxed in the airconditioning to see off 2021 ☺️ Its been steamy here!

I am on holidays for another week and am trying to get a little done around the house … some painting etc. I feel like I need a bomb under me to find some motivation, tho!

I have been doing a little sewing tho ☺️

I’m off to do a little more sewing now! Happy January, Happy 2022!

Kate xo